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Armitstead wins World Cup

ESPN staff
August 24, 2014
Lizzie Armitstead missed the sixth leg of the UCI Women's Road World Cup series to win gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow © Getty Images

Great Britain's Lizzie Armitstead has been crowned 2014 UCI Women's Road World Cup champion with a race to spare.

Armitstead led the nine-race event from start to finish despite missing the sixth leg to compete in the Commonwealth Games road race, which she won in Glasgow.

The 25-year-old won the opening Ronde van Drenthe race before finishing second on the podium in legs two, three and four.

Her Open de Suede Vargarda team finished third in in the team time trial on Friday and her title was sealed on Sunday, when second place Emma Johansson could only muster 10th in the penultimate Open de Suede Vargarda in Sweden.

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